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Amber Alert

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Canadian rail employees ordered back to work

The Canadian House of Commons approved legislation Tuesday that’s designed to force striking railroad workers back to their jobs.

Members of the United Transportation Union began a strike against the Canadian National Railroad last week after overwhelmingly rejecting a tentative contract that was approved by their leadership.

Railroad officials now say a national contract isn’t possible, and are now favoring negotiating regional deals, according to Canadian media reports.

Looks as if everything is right with the world again for now, or at least the Canadian National Railroad.